Legal Framework Social Service Providers

CAST’s Comprehensive Training and Technical Assistance Team invites you to attend our in-depth training for Social Service Providers – a blended course of independent study and live, web-based training which uses a learning management system (LMS) to facilitate our modules on legal remedies, building legal partnerships and working within a multi-disciplinary team.

This first module is designed to build a foundation of knowledge around legal needs and remedies available to survivors of human trafficking and facilitate the application of core skills into existing social service practice. This module will be interactive and use practical skill-building techniques to reinforce what we learn so that participants can walk away feeling more confident and grounded in their practice.

In upcoming modules, participants will build on the knowledge and skills practiced in this module. This module will be a pre-requisite to attending future modules within this series. 

Participants Will Learn:

Day 1:  Foundational knowledge of legal needs and remedies available to survivors of human trafficking as well as technical skills around issue-spotting legal needs during intakes.

Day 2:  How privilege and confidentiality affect their professional relationship as well as smart practices to use in order to maintain said privilege and confidentiality during client interactions.

Course Details

The interactive online course will be held over 2 days in a single week.  Online class time is estimated to be 3.0 hours per day, but may be subject to change. 

In addition to participating in the live class, the course will require independent, self-paced pre-work. The pre-work is necessary for participation in the live sessions, as there will be core activities based on the content of the pre-work. Average time for pre-work per session is 90 minutes.

Optional post-work may be provided; participants are encouraged to engage with post-work to continue thinking critically about themes and topics introduced during live class time.

If needed, office hours and/or mini-sessions for skill practice can be offered through our LMS.

Next Round of Live class dates (all days start at 9:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST)

  • Day 1: TBD - Early 2023
  • Day 2: TBD - Early 2023

Registration is required, there is no prerequisite course to take in order to be eligible for this module. However, registrants with prior completion of the previous (Social Services) E-learning courses titled “Overview of Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors” OR “Privilege and Confidentiality” will be given prioritization. Participants register for both days at once. Participation in Day 1 is a prerequisite for attending Day 2. Additional priority will be given to OVC/OVW grantees.


Due to limited space, we are ONLY accepting social service practitioners experienced in providing case management services, and are not accepting social work students/interns, part-time staff, brand new staff, or non-caseload bearing staff at this time.

Class size has been limited in order to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and participation.

Technology Expectations

  • Computer/laptop/tablet
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Steady WIFI/internet connection
  • Access to Zoom – live class sessions
  • Ability to navigate Canvas – LMS platform (an onboarding guide will be sent to selected participants)

Other Recommendations

  • As an interactive module, we ask participants be active in all online course work, especially as there are peer learning activities!
  • We are using an LMS to facilitate this training. During the live classes, we may ask participants to log into the LMS in real time to do a short activity or quiz. We recommend utilizing the guides and troubleshooting FAQs ahead of time in order to familiarize yourself with this new platform. There will be limited technical assistance during live classes.

Continuing Education

This course is not approved for CEUs at this time.

Participants must attend all sessions and complete all pre-work to receive a certificate of completion and/or CEUs when available. 

Registration Link

Register for Working with Legal Service Providers – Module 1 here:

Registration Link


We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants.
If you have questions regarding accessibility, please contact Kristy Cho at [email protected]


This training was produced by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking under 2018-VT-BX-K014, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations express ed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.